Decommissioning Experience & Waste Management Solutions

Focus Sessions

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 14:00 - 17:30

Coordinator: Dr. Erich Gerhards, PreussenElektra GmbH, Germany

 

 

TitleSpeaker
14:00Preparing for Decommissioning – Meeting the Changing Requirements for DecommissioningDr. Gloria Kwong, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
14:30Requirements on Operation and DecommissioningDr. Heinz Drotleff, German Waste Management Commission, Germany
15:00The Role of Service Operation for Decommissioning – A Practitioner’s ExperienceDr. Thomas Volmar, RWE Power AG, Germany
15:30Break
16:00Competencies and Ressources Required to Assure Safe Service Operation and Decommissioning

A. Dinter, PreussenElektra GmbH, Germany
16:30Decommissioning and Service Operation in Sweden M. Bächler, UNIPER Technology, Germany
17:00National concept for decommissioning and radioactive waste management

František Huptych and Radek Trtílek,  ÚJV Řež, a. s., Czech Republic

17:30End of Session

This session will be held in German with simultaneous English translation.

Subject to change.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 14:00 - 17:30

Coordinators: Michael Köbl, GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Germany

The Paradigm Shift in Nuclear Waste Management in Germany
Paradigmenwechsel in der Entsorgung schwach- und mittelradioaktiver Abfälle

In summer 2017 the responsibilities for nuclear waste management in Germany have been fundamentally reorganized. While the operators remain responsible for the decommissioning and dismantling of their NPPs as well as the packaging of the nuclear waste, the German government assumes responsibility not only for final disposal, but additionally already for interim storage. This means that the waste producers, who used to be obliged to store their HLW/ILW until the future availability of the federal repository "Konrad", from now on can directly hand over their suitably packaged waste to the state owned interim storage facilities. This essentially new procedure poses huge challenges to the waste producers as well as to the authorities. It is the aim of this Focus Session to outline the new regulations and discuss the consequences for all the parties involved.

Im Rahmen der Neuordnung der Verantwortung der kerntechnischen Entsorgung in Deutschland wurden die Verantwortungsbereiche zwischen den Betreibern der Kernkraftwerke und dem Bund im Sommer 2017 neu aufgeteilt. Die Betreiber sind auch weiterhin für Stilllegung und Rückbau sowie Verarbeitung und Verpackung der radioaktiven Abfälle zuständig, der Bund übernimmt zusätzlich zur Endlagerung auch noch die Verantwortung für die Zwischenlagerung. Während somit bisher die Abfallverursacher verpflichtet waren, ihre schwach- und mittelradioaktiven Abfälle bis zur Annahmebereitschaft des Endlagers Konrad zwischenzulagern, können sie diese - sofern diese „fachgerecht verpackt“ sind - direkt an ein Zwischenlager des Bundes abgeben. Dieses grundlegend neue Verfahren stellt alle Beteiligten sowohl auf Seiten der Abfallverursacher als auch bei den Behörden und der öffentlichen Hand vor ganz neue Herausforderungen. Diese sollen im Rahmen dieser Session beleuchtet und diskutiert werden.

 

TitleSpeaker
14:00Peter Hart, Federal Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
14:30Stefan Steyer, Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE)
15:00Dr. Jörg Aign, TÜV Nord EnSys GmbH & Co. KG
15:30Break
16:00Martina Koessler, GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Germany
16:30Dr. Jörg Bertram, GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Germany
17:00Hartmut Grunau, Eisenwerk Bassum mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH)
17:30End of Session
This session will be held in German with simultaneous English translation. 

Subject to change.

Technical Sessions

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 09:00 - 17:30

Chair of Review Committee: Martin Brandauer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Keynote Coordinator: Thomas Seipolt, NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services GmbH, Germany

TitleSpeaker
09:00Keynote: Global Status of DecommissioningPatrick J. O’Sullivan, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria
09:30Das Ausschreibungsverfahren für den Abbau des Reaktordruckgefäßes und der RDG-Einbauten im Kernkraftwerk LingenStefan Lindemann, RWE Power AG, Germany
09:45Lean Documentation Approach in DecommissioningFranz Borrmann, iUS Institut für Umwelttechnologien und Strahlenschutz GmbH, Germany
10:00Break
10:30Keynote: Decommissioning and Waste Management of Obsolete Nuclear Research FacilitiesDr. Vincenzo V. Rondinella, Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission, Germany
11:00Activation Analysis, Validation and Component-Wise Packaging Concept for the Decommission Planning of the Gundremmingen NPP Dr. Ben Volmert, Nagra, Inventory & Logistics, Switzerland
11:15Decommissioning Characterisation Through Compressive Gamma-Ray ImagingDr. David Boardman, ANSTO, Nuclear Stewardship, Australia
11:45Characterizing the Radioactivity of the Concrete Shielding During Decommissioning of the LFRPerry Young, NRG, Netherlands
12:00Lunch Break
13:00Implementation of a Nuclear Decommissioning Database – A Basis for Knowledge Management and Future ResearchEva Zellmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
13:15How to Improve Decommissioning by Virtual Engineering ToolsProf. Dr. Ulrich W. Scherer, Hochschule Mannheim, Germany
13:30Design 3D, Laser Scanning and Radiological Data VisualizationSergi Milà, Westinghouse Electric Spain, Spain
13:45Full System Decontamination Project at BohuniceRandall Duncan, Westinghouse Electric Company, USA
14:15Rückbau und Entsorgung der Reaktordruckbehälter-Einbauten und der RDBs der Kernkraftwerke Philippsburg 1 (KKP 1) und Neckarwestheim I (GKN I)Dr. Bernhard Wiechers, Westinghouse Electric Germany GmbH, Decommissioning, Dismantlling & Remediation, Germany
14:45Vorstellung eines Magnetfiltersystems zur Behandlung von Sekundärabfällen der Wasser-Abrasiv-Suspensions-SchneidtechnikAlexander Heneka, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
15:00Break
15:30Keynote: Evaluation of Automating Reactor Internals Segmentation and Improved Concrete DecontaminationRichard McGrath, The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA
16:00Ventilation Concepts for Different Phases During Decommissioning of Nuclear FacilitiesMarco Sauder, Krantz GmbH, Germany
16:15Untersuchungen Zum Abtrag Asbesthaltiger Spachtelmasse Mittels FeuchtsandstrahlenSimone Müller, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
16:30AuDeKa: A BMBF Funded Project to Develop an Automated Decontamination Cabin with Documentation Based on Industry 4.0 FeaturesFranz Borrmann, Institut für Umwelttechnologien & Strahlenschutz GmbH, Germany
16:45Bladecutter: A Novel Technology for Removing Nuclear SludgeShuai Wang, The University of Manchester, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, United Kingdom    
17:00Application of the System FREMES to Characterize and Sort Soil During the Remediation of FBFCi Dessel Fuel Element FactoryFelix Langer, NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services, O-P, Germany 
17:30End of Session
This session can be held in German with simultaneous English translation.

Subject to change.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 09:00 – 16:30

TitleSpeaker
09:00Keynote: Challenges in the Management of Concrete Waste from the Dismantling of Nuclear Facilities – Case Study Rheinsberg NPP
Herausforderung Betonentsorgung aus dem Rückbau nuklearer Anlagen am Beispiel des KKW Rheinsberg
Jörg Möller, EWN Entsorgungswerk für Nuklearanlagen GmbH, Germany
09:30Keynote: Managing Waste at the Remote-handled Dismantling of Activated Concrete and Steel Structures of the Biological Shield of KNK
Abfallmanagement beim fernhantierten Rückbau von aktivierten Beton- und Stahlstrukturen des Biologischen Schildes der KNK
Johannes Rausch, KTE Kerntechnische Entsorgung Karlsruhe GmbH, Germany
10:00Break
10:30Keynote: Clearance Measurement of Demolition Waste: Measurement Process with High Operational Throughput
Freimessung von Abbruch-Bauschutt: Messverfahren für hohen Durchsatz
Stefan Thierfeldt, Brenk Systemplanung GmbH, Germany

11:00Engaging with Society – Past, Present and Future. Results From the Collaborative Interdisciplinary Project HoNESt – History of Nuclear Energy and SocietyDr. Jan-Henrik Meyer, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Waste Treatment
11:15Fortum NURES®-BORES Concept of Treating Liquid Radioactive Waste Containing BoronDr. Jussi-Matti Mäki, Fortum Power and Heat Oy, Nuclear Services, Finland
11:30

Investigations of Process Parameters Using Microwave Technology for the Treatment of Radioactive Waste

Prof. Dr. Ulrich W. Scherer, Hochschule Mannheim, Faculty Chemical Process Technology, Germany
Characterization
11:45Advantages and Limits of Spectroscopic Measurement for the Classification of Radioactive WastesDr. Marina Sokcic-Kostic, NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services GmbH, Germany
12:00Lunch Break
Waste Management
13:00Development of a Calculation Tool for Optimal Holistic Disposal PlanningJohannes Nils Schubert, VPC GmbH, Germany
13:15Endlagerdokumentation Neu GedachtDr. Anton Anthofer, VPC GmbH, Germany
13:30Development of a Monitoring Concept for Transport and Storage Containers for Spent Fuel and Heat-Generating High-Level Radioactive Waste on Prolonged Intermediate StorageDaniel Fiß, Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, Germany
13:45Simulation-Based Investigation of Suitability of Thermography and Muon Flux Measurements for Non-Invasive Monitoring of Transport and Storage Containers for Spent Fuel

Reuven Rachamen, TU Dresden, Germany

14:00Use of a Statistical Toolset for Risk Aware Package Planning of Activated Core InternalsDr. Maarten Becker, iUS Institut für Umwelttechnologien und Strahlenschutz GmbH, Germany
14:15Use of Flexible Packaging and Real Time Assay Techniques to Divert Low Activity Waste LLW from the UK LLWR FacilityIan Wigginton, Nuvia Ltd, Waste & Environment, United Kingdom

Packing

14:30Packaging MOSAIK® Casks for Transport, Storage and Final Disposal of All Kinds of Intermediate Level Waste – A Success Story Spanning More Than Three DecadesDr. Jörn Becker, GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Germany
14:45One Cask Fits All – The New MOSAIK® II-S for All Kinds of Intermediate Level WasteDavid Bergandt, GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Germany
15:00Break
15:30GNS SBoX® – A New Family of Robust, Self-Shielded ContainersMartin Beverungen, GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Germany
15:45Automated Ultrasonic Testing of CASTOR® Cask Bodies in Serial Production – A Progress ReportJörg Frank, GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Germany
16:00Quivers for Non Standard Fuel Rods – Advances and First UtilizationsBernhard Kühne, GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Germany
Repository
16:15Entsorgung von Wärme Entwickelnden Radioaktiven Abfällen – Herausforderungen und LösungsansätzeMatthias Bode, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
16:30End of Session
This session can be held in German with simultaneous English translation.

 Subject to change.